New books coming soon

Michelle Adams
If You Knew My Sister, debut psychological suspense thriller by Michelle Adams [below], plus one further novel, will be published in the UK by Headline in spring 2017.

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If You Knew My Sister tells the story of Irini who was given away by her parents when she was three, whilst her volatile sister was kept within the family. Twenty years later, Irini receives a phone call to say that their mother has died. Irini returns home and uncovers the truth which has defined both their lives.

Adams is a part-time scientist and has published six sci-fi titles under a pseudonym, including a YA dystopian series.

Anneliese Mackintosh
Jonathan Cape will publish So Happy It Hurts, the debut novel by short story writer Anneliese Mackintosh in spring 2017. Audio rights were sold to Audible.

It tells the story of a year in the life of Ottila McGregor, a particularly significant year for 30-year-old Ottila. new booksMackintosh is the author of short story collection Any Other Mouth [Freight Books] which won the Green Carnation Prize, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s First Book Award and Edge Hill Short Story Prize.

Check out Mackintosh’s work at her website.

MJ Arlidge
Thriller writer MJ Arlidge will publish three new thrillers in the UK with Michael Joseph, all featuring Detective Inspector Helen Grace. Hide and Seek will be published in autumn 2016, followed by Follow My Leader and My Little Eye in 2017. new booksLittle Boy Blue, the fifth in the series, was published in March 2016 by Michael Joseph.

Arlidge said of his new deal: “I’m thrilled to have been asked to create a new chapter in the Helen Grace story. Her crime fighting exploits have excited readers the world over and I know she has a special place in many people’s hearts – not least my own. I am delighted that I will get to spend a lot more time with her over the coming years.”

Read my reviews of the first four in the Helen Grace series:-
Eeny Meeny
Pop Goes the Weasel
The Doll’s House
Liar Liar

Emma Donoghue
Picador will publish The Wonder, a psychological thriller by Emma Donoghue [below] in the UK in September 2016.

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[photo: Punch Photographic]

Set in 1850s rural Ireland, The Wonder is the story of Anna, a girl who has stopped eating but mysteriously remains alive, and Lib, the English nurse charged with determining whether Anna is a fraud. As Anna begins to deteriorate Lib finds herself responsible not just for the care of a child who appears to subsist on air and faith alone, but for the child’s survival.

Donoghue’s 2010 novel Room was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Brie Larson won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film adaptation.

Read more about Donoghue’s work at her website.
Click here for my review of Donoghue’s Frog Music.

Julia Chapman
The three-novel Dales Detective series by Julia Chapman will be published by Pan Macmillan

The first, A Date with Death, to be published in March 2017, sees Samson O’Brien return to his home town of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up a detective agency. Dismissed from the police force, he fights to clear his name. But his first case uncovers a trail of deaths that leads back to the door of an old friend’s dating agency.

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[photo: Sandrine Rousseau]

Julia Chapman is the pen name of Julia Stagg [above], who has published the Fogas Chronicles series of novels, set in the French Pyrenees.

For Julie’s website, click here.

Katie Khan
A major debut novel described as ‘Gravity meets One Day’ will be published in the UK and Commonwealth [exc. Canada] by Doubleday.

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[photo: Don Wood]

Hold Back the Stars by debut author and head of digital in film at Paramount Pictures UK, Katie Khan [above] will be published in January 2017. It tells the story of a couple’s entire relationship, told in real time, as they fall through space. They have only 90 minutes of air remaining.

Read more about Katie Khan at her website.

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